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James PRIESTLY

Regimental number12312
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMay Street, Bayswater, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Priestly, Diamond Hill, Butter Knowle, County of Durham, England
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 7 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*surname two spellings Priestly and Priestley
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialMartinpuick British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Elizabeth Hannah PRIESTLEY, Diamond Hill, Butterknowle, Co. Durham, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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